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5 Dec 2017, 6:39 am by Guest Blogger
  He asked me to let interested readers know that he and Shams Hirji have taken their paper on judgeships down from SSRN in order to make some revisions in light of the extensive comments generated by the paper. [read post]
27 Nov 2017, 1:23 pm
Calabresi and Shams Hirji have this guest post at the "Balkinization" blog. [read post]
28 Nov 2017, 5:39 am by Richard Primus
Over at the Harvard Law Review’s new blog, I have a short essayabout the court-packing plan that Steven Calabresi and Shams Hirji recently proposed. [read post]
1 Dec 2017, 5:50 am by Jonathan H. Adler
Progressive legal scholars and commentators have been harshly critical of a proposal by Northwestern law professor Steven Calabresi and attorney Shams Hirji to expand the federal judiciary in order to address rising caseloads and “undo the judicial legacy of President Barack Obama. [read post]
22 Dec 2021, 7:15 am by James Romoser
Metzl, & David Hogg, The Boston Globe) Dobbs and Democratic Legitimacy (Carson Holloway, Law & Liberty) Supreme Options for OSHA’s Vaccine-or-Test Mandate (Shams Hirji & Colter Paulson, The National Law Review) The post The morning read for Wednesday, Dec. 22 appeared first on SCOTUSblog. [read post]
26 Nov 2017, 1:42 pm by Guest Blogger
Likewise, the disagreement between Richard Primus and Mark Tushnet over how the Democrats should respond to the mistreatment of Chief Judge Merrick Garland or any enactment of the proposal of Steven Calabresi and Shams Hirji to pack the lower federal courts indicates that “Court Packing, The Sequel” is unlikely to divide people simply along party lines.3. [read post]
27 Nov 2017, 7:30 am by Ilya Somin
In a controversial new paper styled as a memo to Congress, famed conservative legal scholar Steven Calabresi and law student Shams Hirji argue for a massive expansion of the federal judiciary. [read post]
27 Nov 2017, 5:34 am by Guest Blogger
Shams Hirji is a recent graduate of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. [read post]
31 Jul 2018, 2:52 pm by Ilya Somin
Ironically, the recent revival of interest in court-packing was first triggered by prominent conservative law professor Steven Calabresi's proposal for the GOP to pack the lower federal courts, last year, in a paper coauthored with Shams Hirji (I criticized the Calabresi-Hirji proposal here). [read post]
31 Mar 2019, 9:20 am by Ilya Somin
Indeed, the current round of debates over court-packing arguably began in 2017 when prominent conservative legal scholar Steve Calabresi and his coauthor Shams Hirji proposed a plan for Republicans to do just that. [read post]
20 Aug 2020, 1:19 pm by Ilya Somin
The Democratic platform proposal reminds both me and Millhiser of the 2017 plan for Republicans to pack the lower courts proposed by prominent conservative law professor Steve Calabresi and his coauthor Shams Hirji (as Millhiser notes, I strongly opposed the plan at the time). [read post]
31 Mar 2019, 9:20 am by Ilya Somin
Indeed, the current round of debates over court-packing arguably began in 2017 when prominent conservative legal scholar Steve Calabresi and his coauthor Shams Hirji proposed a plan for Republicans to do just that. [read post]
25 Nov 2017, 6:00 am by JB
As David Super notes in the previous post, Steven Calabresi, along with his student Shams Hirji, has recently proposed that Congressional Republicans vastly expand the lower federal judiciary to wipe out the baleful effects of Barack Obama's previous judicial appointments and ensure conservative Republican majorities in every federal circuit. [read post]
20 Mar 2019, 7:53 pm by Ilya Somin
I first wrote about the subject when prominent conservative law professor Steven Calabresi and his coauthor Shams Hirji put forward a plan for Republicans to pack the lower federal courts back in 2017. [read post]
3 Jul 2018, 7:20 am by Ilya Somin
Last year, ironically, it was a conservative court-packing plan that made waves in legal circles - one offered by famed conservative legal scholar Steven Calabresi (in a paper coauthored with Shams Hirji), who hoped to pack the lower federal courts with Republican judges. [read post]
12 Feb 2020, 8:55 am by Ilya Somin
[It may be better only in so far as it is much more likely to get invalidated by the courts.] [read post]
29 Nov 2017, 4:58 am by Hon. Richard G. Kopf
Kopf Senior United States District Judge [i] His paper was coauthored by a law student, Shams Hirji, Class of 2017. [read post]
6 Aug 2020, 12:09 pm by Ilya Somin
It's worth noting that recent debates over court-packing began with a 2017 proposal by conservative legal scholar Steve Calabresi, in which he and coauthor Shams Hirji argued that the GOP should pack the lower federal courts (for the record, I strongly opposed the idea at the time, just as I now oppose Democratic court-packing plans). [read post]